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Major Irish contingent in Supreme

Published 31/01/2013 | 18:06

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Jezki looks set to take his place in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle

Ante-post favourite Jezki features among 94 entries for the William Hill Supreme Novices' Hurdle, the opening race of the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.

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Jessica Harrington's five-year-old is unbeaten in four starts over timber and having followed up his victory in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle with another brilliant Grade One success at Leopardstown over Christmas, he was snapped up by leading owner JP McManus.

Jezki is one of 30 Irish-trained entries, with Willie Mullins responsible for seven of them, including the hugely exciting Un Atout and Pique Sous.

The home challenge features My Tent Or Yours, River Maigue, Dodging Bullets, Melodic Rendezvous and Puffin Billy.

Unsurprisingly, a host of entries are also engaged in other novice hurdles at Cheltenham as trainers leave their options open at this stage.

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